The second season of Amazon Prime’s hit show Four More Shots Please! is all set to release on April 17th. The show revolves around 4 best friends navigating a sometimes spicy and sometimes stressful life in Mumbai. Bani J is one of the lead character Umang, the bisexual fitness trainer who falls for an actress.
As the promotional interviews have kick-started, Bani J revealed that she lost her mother before shooting for one of the crucial scenes of Four More Shots Please 1. Speaking to Hindustan Times, when Bani J was asked about filming a scene where she confronts her prospective groom’s family at dinner, she revealed it was the same day she had learnt that her mother had passed away.
She said, “I was looking forward to this scene for quite a while. The day that I was supposed to do it originally was the day that I found that my mother had passed away. I still went to the set that day and thought I was going to do it. But once I got there, I realised I couldn’t do it; I sat in my trailer and cried for four hours straight.”
She further added, “I had to take a break of a week or 10 days. I had to go back home and deal with all of it. So when I came back, it was the first scene that I had to shoot and I just remember thinking that I need to be able to bring so much justice to this scene and this character. It was extremely difficult for me, but it was something I really wanted to get through and do honestly because there was no way I could have faked emotions; that’s just my approach to it”.
Four More Shots Please! also stars Sayani Gupta, Kirti Kulhari and Maanvi Gagroo in the lead roles. The season 2 has been directed by Nupur Asthana, taking over from Anu Menon. It will also feature Prateik Babbar, Lisa Ray, Milind Soman, Neil Bhooplalam, Simone Singh and Amrita Puri.